If you love coffee, this coffee and walnut cake is for you. The vibrant taste of coffee combined with the sweet nutty flavour of the walnuts in a light cake will make you go “hmmm”. Perfect as a treat mid morning or afternoon or any time of the day. It’s also an easy cake. Here is the coffee and walnut cake recipe.
1. Electric mixer
2. Round cake tins
For The Cake
Self raising flour*
Coffee – strong black fresh coffee but works great with instant too
Grease the sides and bottom of 2X20cm round baking cake tins. Line the bottom with baking parchment paper.
Cream the butter and sugar.
Beat in the eggs one by one.
Add the vanilla extract.
Sift the self-raising flour, salt and baking powder together
Mix this in alternately with the coffee starting and ending with flour.
Mix in the chopped walnuts
Divide between two cake tins
Bake the cakes till golden brown and a skewer comes out clean. This should be about 25-30 mins.
Let the cakes cool in the tin before turning onto cooling rack.
Make the icing by creaming the butter, icing sugar & coffee together.
Place one cake and ice the top surface.
Put the second cake on top and ice the top and decorate with walnuts.
Don’t have self-raising flour? Here’s how to use regular flour instead. For every cup of regular or plain flour add a tiny pinch of salt & 1.5tsp of baking powder. (This recipe calls for 250g of flour which is around 2 cups so you’ll need a total of 4 tsp of baking powder).
Chop the walnuts fine for the cake, otherwise when you try and cut it, the cake will crumble.
If you only have a rectangular tin, go ahead and make this as a sheet cake and ice the top
Ready to Try?
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